Category 'Hearings'


Those anticipating a quiet year in health policy could be in for a surprise. While many analysts contend that election-year headwinds will prevent legislative progress on a broad range of issues, this year’s Horizon’s Health Policy Outlook offers a contrarian view. We believe the first half of 2016 could be the most productive legislative session…

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Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that employers with more than 50 full time equivalent (FTEs) must provide qualified health benefits or incur a penalty. The ACA defined a FTE as a person working at least 120 hours a month, which is 30 hours a week. For purposes of counting the number of FTEs…

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  On November 19, 2013 the Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight on Investigations (O&I) released a confidential and proprietary assessment by McKinsey & Co. for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine the readiness of the enrollment system. Mr. Chao was the sole witness, though he had not been a part…

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On November 5, 2013, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the held the in two Senate hearings this week on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has said that by mid to late may the current technological flaws will be resolved and anyone…

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  On October 29th, the House Ways and Means’ Committee (Committee) held its second hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This begins a multi-committee hearing cycle on the problematic roll out of HealthCare.gov, the on-line enrollment site that is contending with technical and operational challenges. Tomorrow, October 30th, the House Energy and…

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  On October 24th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held the second in a series of hearings on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This begins a multi-committee hearing cycle on the problematic roll out of HealthCare.gov, the on-line enrollment site that is contending with technical and operational challenges. These problems have prompted…

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